Duluth Public Works Department accepts donation of new tractor. Left to right: Deputy PW Director Jason Brock, Councilman Jim Dugan, Duluth Fall Festival Annette McIntosh, PW Director Audrey Turner, Duluth Fall Festival Katherine Willis, Mayor Nancy Harris, Councilman Kelly Kelkenberg, Councilman Billy Jones, AGCO Tom Kramer, Kabe Cain from Massey Ferguson, and AGCO Toby Bowen. Courtesy of City of Duluth

Duluth accepts donation of new tractor

A little over a year ago, the Duluth Public Works Department built a train float for the city council to ride in the Duluth Fall Festival parade. The ‘train’ was built around the tractor Public Works currently used. The Fall Festival Committee loved the ‘train’ and wanted to see it used for other city events, most recently for rides around town to view holiday lights. As a result, the Fall Festival Committee donated $30,000 to the city to purchase a new tractor.

Local community partner, AGCO Corporation, headquartered in Duluth, spotted information about the donation and decided to help with the new tractor. A brand new Massey Ferguson tractor with a much larger price tag than the $30,000 donation was delivered recently to the Duluth Public Works facility.

“It is the first of its kind to be delivered in Georgia and one of the first in North America,” said AGCO representative Toby Bowen. “We are so happy to be able to give back and to be able to interact with the community on this level.”

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